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Cloy


CLOY, verb transitive

1. Strictly, to fill; to glut. Hence, to satisfy, as the appetite; to satiate. And as the appetite when satisfied rejects additional food, hence, to fill to lothing; to surfeit.

Who can cloy the hungry edge of appetite

By bare imagination of a feast?

2. To spike up a gun; to drive a spike into the vent.

3. In farriery, to prick a horse in shoeing.

[In the two latter senses, I believe the word is Little Used, and not at all in America.]